Moments after the polka music sprang to life Saturday night at Germanfest, so did some dancers.
“It’s in the spirit, it’s uplifting,” the Rev. Tim Haberkorn, of Sacred Heart-St. Joseph Parish, said of the polka music. “It reminds us of home and traditions.”
Polka is a music native to Germany, Poland and a number of other European countries.
“It’s a happy music,” said Joey Dahlhausen, drummer in the Chardon Polka Band. “A lot of polka songs are about beer, and people like beer.” Those songs include “In Heaven There Is No Beer” and “Roll Out the Barrel.”